Rangers Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 24, 2022

Written By Staff on July 24, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (34-62) have a 2-0 series lead and will attempt to sweep the Texas Rangers (42-51) on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, at 4:07 PM ET. Martin Perez gets the starting nod for Texas (-145 to win), and Paul Blackburn is Oakland’s (+122) choice to start.

The insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of July 24, 2022 at 3:27 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pérez (TEX) Pitcher Blackburn (OAK)
7 – 2 W/L 6 – 5
111.0 IP 97.0
2.68 ERA 3.62
1.189 WHIP 1.196
7.7 K/9 7.1
2.4 BB/9 2.5

Rangers Probable Starter Martín Pérez

  • Perez (7-2 with a 2.68 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 111 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rangers, his 19th of the season.
  • In his last time out on Friday, July 15, the lefty went 5 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, giving up one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • The 31-year-old has an ERA of 2.68, with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents are batting .242 against him.
  • Pérez is trying to record his 13th quality start of the year in this matchup.
  • He will take the mound against an Athletics team that is batting .213 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .334 (29th in MLB) with 74 total home runs (28th in MLB).
  • The 31-year-old ranks 12th in ERA (2.68), 36th in WHIP (1.189), and 40th in K/9 (7.7) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 24, 2022 at 3:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Pérez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Chad Pinder 13 .462 6 1 1 .462 1.231
Stephen Piscotty 11 .273 3 1 1 .333 .878
Elvis Andrus 9 .333 3 0 0 .455 .899
Sheldon Neuse 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Sean Murphy 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Stephen Vogt 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Ramón Laureano 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Tony Kemp 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nick Allen 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500

Athletics Probable Starter Paul Blackburn

  • Blackburn (6-5) will take the mound for the Athletics, his 19th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, July 14, when he gave up five earned runs and allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.62, a 2.852 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.196 in 18 games this season.
  • He has started 18 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in four of them.
  • The Rangers have scored 419 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They are batting .238 for the campaign with 119 home runs, eighth in the league.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 3.62 ERA ranks 36th, 1.196 WHIP ranks 37th, and 7.1 K/9 ranks 48th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 24, 2022 at 3:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Blackburn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kole Calhoun 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Marcus Semien 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Nathaniel Lowe 4 .250 1 0 2 .400 .900
Leody Taveras 4 .500 2 0 2 .500 1.000
Nick Solak 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Corey Seager 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Josh H. Smith 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Adolis García 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.000
Jonah Heim 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Charlie Culberson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won 41.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (15-21).
  • Texas has gone 4-5 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -145 or shorter (44.4%).
  • The Rangers have a 59.2% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Texas has played in 93 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 43 times (43-45-5).
  • The Rangers have covered 55.9% of their games this season, going 52-41-0 against the spread.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have won 30 out of the 83 games, or 36.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland has a record of 21-42, a 33.3% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +122 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 45% chance to win.
  • Oakland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 40 of their 97 opportunities.
  • The Athletics are 47-50-0 against the spread this season.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager has collected 88 hits, a team-high for the Rangers, on the way to batting .249 with 11 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Seager’s batting average ranks 86th, his on-base percentage ranks 89th, and he is 35th in the league in slugging.
  • Marcus Semien’s .405 slugging percentage paces his team, and he has 17 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 31 walks while hitting .244.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Semien ranks 98th in batting average, 117th in on-base percentage, and 94th in slugging.
  • Semien enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia is batting .239 with 17 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 21 walks.
  • Garcia has safely hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a double, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Nate Lowe has a .325 OBP while slugging .440. Both lead his team. He has 14 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 25 walks while hitting .274.
  • Lowe takes a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .286 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 373 .244 52 13 45 .303 .708
Adolis García 355 .239 50 16 55 .283 .728
Corey Seager 353 .249 49 22 52 .322 .795
Nate Lowe 332 .274 43 13 40 .325 .765
Kole Calhoun 292 .216 33 11 41 .274 .658
Jonah Heim 237 .262 36 12 34 .317 .777
Leody Taveras 95 .326 17 3 17 .369 .895
Josh Smith 92 .207 11 1 10 .324 .596
Charlie Culberson 85 .259 14 0 7 .292 .586
Ezequiel Duran 73 .260 11 2 8 .289 .714

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy has an OPS of .727, fueled by an OBP of .314 to go with a slugging percentage of .413. All three of those stats lead Oakland hitters this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Murphy’s batting average ranks 100th, his on-base percentage is 100th, and he is 84th in slugging.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .231 with a .364 slugging percentage and 25 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualifying players, Andrus is 123rd in batting average, 120th in on-base percentage and 132nd in slugging percentage.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland in total hits (68) this season, and 32 of those have gone for extra bases.
  • Ramon Laureano has 10 home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .232 this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 315 .241 38 10 39 .314 .727
Seth Brown 299 .227 31 12 41 .277 .698
Elvis Andrus 294 .231 34 6 25 .302 .666
Tony Kemp 288 .201 29 2 15 .281 .541
Ramón Laureano 241 .232 36 10 22 .315 .726
Sheldon Neuse 230 .226 21 3 21 .285 .585
Chad Pinder 228 .241 22 7 26 .266 .656
Nick Allen 106 .198 12 1 5 .267 .531
Stephen Piscotty 86 .186 7 2 8 .265 .544
Stephen Vogt 76 .158 9 4 11 .230 .546

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